Orson Welles' CITIZEN KANE (1941, 119 min)
Orson Welles made his directorial debut with this classic mystery which often tops critics' polls as the Best Film of All-Time. In his secluded mansion known as Xanadu, newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies after uttering the word "Rosebud". Now, an anonymous reporter (William Alland) is tasked with interviewing Kane's friends and family to uncovering the meaning of Kane's dying word.
Orson Welles' THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS (1942, 88 min)
Orson Welles's elegiac follow-up to Citizen Kane. Adapted from an acclaimed Booth Tarkington novel and featuring inventive camera work and powerful performances from a cast including Joseph Cotton, Tim Holt, and Agnes Moorehead, the film traces the rifts deepening within the Amberson clan as the forces of progress begin to transform the city they once ruled. Here is an emotionally rich family saga and a masterful elegy for a bygone chapter of American life.